I live in the world as a writer and a scientist, two divergent perspectives that I think both require similar attitudes of attention, humility, and delight. I did my PhD. at Université Laval, Québec, where I studied microscopic life in the Arctic Ocean. I was lucky to do most of my field work on big ice-breaking ships, travelling through Baffin Bay, the Beaufort Sea, and the maze of islands that lie in between. Since graduating, I keep ties with the science community. But now I also find time for the story-telling kind of writing. The world is so strange and wonderful, I can’t study it without wanting to write about it.
Along with the work you can see on this website, I am currently working on the manuscript of a historical novel about the 1875 expedition to Ellesmere Island. Work on this manuscript is supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.